Friday, November 19, 2010

Abundant Blessing

My greatest blessing and most favorite thing in my life is my God and the wonderful relationship we share. All of the rest of my blessings are wonderful reminders of His infinite love and care for me. I am truly blessed.

Here is a very rare thing to see on this blog. A picture of Yours Truly. With 2 of my most wonderful blessings. Mister - my godly, loving, patient, romantic and wonderful, wonderful husband!
And my beautiful Chickie. This picture was taken at Hotel Hershey's Circular Dining Room on Chickie's 18th birthday this year.

The change of seasons, the beauty of God's creation. Seeing the beauty of nature is a daily event that invokes worship in me. What joy there is in all of this extravagant beauty!

Our 4 cats and dog are part of our family. They are delightful and loving blessings. Clarence, our half grown little fellow is sweet, affectionate and playful. He comes running to greet us when we come home, and wherever I am in the house, if I look around, there he is with me! Darling little fellow.
A few minutes ago he was fast asleep on my chest, breathing loudly through his nose. I got up and went into the kitchen.....

...and he was on the kitchen stool, looking down the length of the island at me!

These are just a very few of the many blessings God loads me with every day. I am blessed with a grateful heart, and in this time of thanksgiving it is easy to remember how much He loves me!

Have a blessed, beautiful Spiritual Sunday! and visit Charlotte and Ginger's blog for more blessing!



Olive Cooper said...

So good to see a picture of you. Also Chickie and the hubs. The Lord is good. My cat is my constant companion and I do not know what to do without him.

Crystal Mary said...

A beautiful home and family!!!!!
I also appreciated seeing a pic of you and your hubby and chickie...hey mate, in Australia that makes you a chookey.. All the girls over here call themselves that.
You all look beautiful, happy, healthy and a blessing to the Lord. God is so good. Hugs CML

Debbie said...

You have a beautiful daughter. AND she looks just like her Mom. Just a great looking family all the way around.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post. Beautiful family photo and what a sweet, little kitty. God is so good!

Ruth said...

what a beautiful post! thank you for sharing the picture of your family! so lovely...


Sue said...

Hi Carol, Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. You have a lovely looking family and you obviously know how to count your blessings! Your house is just adorable- I sure wish I had front porch! I love the charm of an older home, I just would like one that has all restoration done to it- I am not one to live through a remodeling. LOL
Well, you just need to get out and find some old bed springs somewhere. You can use them in so many innovative ways. What I saw that I liked in your house is that old chamber pot and how you filled it with bright baubles. I need one of those! :-)
~ Sue

Virginia said...

Beautiful family….God is so wonderful !
Much Blessings,

sarah said...

you have a great that snoozing cat.....have a great weekend.

Saleslady371 said...

I love visiting you, Carol. I feel like I'm in your home. It's lovely and you are so hospitable. Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder to find the blessing in the everyday. Your family both human and furry are beautiful.

Joan said...

Lovely photos, Carol, so pretty. Your daughter is beautiful. And I love the photo of the little kitty looking over the table.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Charlotte said...

Thank you for sharing some of your blessings with us. Love all the pictures. The kitty reminds me of a cat I had over 50 years ago named Jumper. She was my favorite cat of all times.
Blessings for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh your daughter turning 18, don't they grow so fast? Mine is 19 and just goes day and night...what energy they have.
Beautiful picture of your your animals, so glad God let us have them to enjoy!
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Shelia said...

Hi Carol! It's so nice to see your gorgeous face and your lovely family! What a little silly your kitty is and that's a delightful snap of him peeping up! ;)
Thanks for popping in to see me and I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,

Cindy said...

Hi Carol,
You are blessed to have such a good husband, a lovely daughter and a sweet kittie. These are the things that make life truly sweet. Also to have the ability to see the beauty around you is a great blessing.
Hugs, Cindy

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a sweet~~picture of you and your loved ones. I love the tree with the fall colors. You truly do have so much to be thankful for.
God Bless,

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What a delightful family full of the joy of your sweetly shared memories! And what gorgeous fall colors! Thank you for a blessed and joy-filled Spiritual Sunday.

Kathy said...

Hello! Lovely family picture! I call my husband Mister sometimes too - because his initials are MR.
God is so wonderful to bless us in so many ways!
I hope you have a very Delightsome Sunday,

Diann said...

What a wonderful post! Blessings indeed! You and your family look just beautiful, I have to say though, my heart was stolen by the picture of that cute little friend peeking over the countertop in the kitchen! So precious!!

A Hopeful Heart said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment about my Blue Gardenia post. I do hope you and the Mister will have a chance to watch it. No, it's not the best movie ever made...and it's not even one of my all-time favorites...but it's very good and quite interesting. It is VERY enjoyable viewing.

I LOVE the family photo. What a beautiful family y'all are. That looks like the perfect photo to accompany y'all's Christmas cards this year.

Blessings and hugs,

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

How lovely you are, my Dear! So nice to see you. And a beautiful family you have there, as well.

Carolyn said...

A beautiful family photo-you do have lots of blessings!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carol, first of all, what a wonderful post! I absolutely love that picture of you with your family. You are all beautiful/handsome, and what a special day you were celebrating. Love the shot of the gorgeous tree and that cuter than cute kitty. That last shot made my heart smile.

Speaking of smiling, thank you SO much for your sweet comments on Eddie's blog. You are a bright spot in my day, and I thank you so much for your friendship. I look forward to blogging with you for a long time to come!


Sheila :-)

Donnie said...

That was such a lovely sweet post. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Pain to Purpose said...

I hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks for your comment on my blog, you are right, it doesn't matter what day we celebrate. I have been really concentrating on having quality time with Susanna when I do have her and I am thankful for what I have.

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Gorgeous family. You are beautiful! Love the photos of your kitty, I have a dog that does that. Follows me ever where. Blessings ~ hope you have a Joyous Thanksgiving